Sedge vs Fedge - What's the difference?

sedge | fedge |


As nouns the difference between sedge and fedge

is that sedge is any plant of the genus carex , the s, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places they have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib there are several hundred species or sedge can be while fedge is a fence made up of living plants, especially willow, thus somewhat resembling a hedge.

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sedge

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) secg, from (etyl) . Cognate with Dutch zegge and German Segge, dialectal German Saher ‘reeds’.

Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia)
  • Any plant of the genus Carex , the s, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species.
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  • *:But when the moon rose and the breeze awakened, and the sedges stirred, and the cat's-paws raced across the moonlit ponds, and the far surf off Wonder Head intoned the hymn of the four winds, the trinity, earth and sky and water, became one thunderous symphony—a harmony of sound and colour silvered to a monochrome by the moon.
  • Any plant of the family Cyperaceae.
  • A flock of herons.
  • Derived terms
    * sedge frog

    See also

    * ("sedge" on Wikipedia) * (Carex)

    Etymology 2

    Variant spellings.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anagrams

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    fedge

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fence made up of living plants, especially willow, thus somewhat resembling a hedge.
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